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Twiddler’s Nook – New Products

Oh! My! Word! I am SUPER EXCITED to share with all of you that we now have craft embellishment wands and replacement wax tips for sale in the Twiddler’s Nook shop! Like, right now! We have 5 colors to choose from and they are so awesome!!!

Don’t you love them? Blue, green, pink, purple and white! Which color is your favorite? I’d love to know! I don’t think I can choose. And I’m also really excited about the replacement tips too.

I think it would be super fun to get one color of embellishment wand and swap out the tip color to have a combo.

Here are links to the new listings so you can pop over and get yours ordered right away!

Embellishment Wand

Embellishment Wand Replacement Tip

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!!!

Pink & Main – January Release Sneak Peek

Squeeeee!!!! I’m super excited to be able to share today’s card with you! It sneaks a few products coming up in the next Pink & Main release! And anyone who knows me…knows that I had to get my hands on this dino! Then pairing dinos with Valentines??? I’m so giddy about this!

Isn’t he seriously the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? Yeah, he totally is! I had a blast coloring him up along with the other images with my copic markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I pulled out that awesome Best Friends paper pad and chose 2 patterns. I cut standard A2 rectangles using the layered rectangles dies. From the heart paper I used…what’s this? A new oval die to cut a window. 😉 And then I added foam to the back of the panel and attached it to the gray dots. I added foam squares to the back of my images and put those down next.

For finishing touches, I simply added some Unicorn Stickles on various parts of the images like the dino cheeks, balloons and hearts.

Stay tuned for the next few days on the Pink & Main blog to see more sneak peeks from the rest of the design team. The release does live for purchase on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – You’ve Goat Mail

Welcome back! I’ve got another sweet card featuring some Miss Ink Stamps products to share with you today. You know how I love my critters so now that I own these adorable Punny Farm Goats, I want to put them everywhere! They are just so happy!

To create my card, I started with an A2 panel and used some blending brushes, dye inks and the Mouse Flower stencil. I used a light yellow ink on the bigger flowers first and then went over the rest of the stencil with light green, filling in all the space. Then I stamped, colored and cut out the envelope and one goat from Punny Farm Goats. I took a second white panel and used my images as a guide to cut the edge with a stitched hillside border. Then I stamped a sentiment and the grass border, also from Punny Farm Goats and colored the grass with some copic markers too.

I adhered my stenciled panel to a white card base. Then I used a craft knife to cut the goat’s mouth open and inserted the letter, adhering it with a dab of liquid glue. I put foam tape on the back of the grass panel and foam squares on the back of my goat and adhered everything down.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the goat’s eyes and nose, and the heart on the envelope. Last, I glued a scattering of Dazzle Butterflies for some added glimmer and shine. These are so cool because they change color in the light.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – S-mitten With You

Hello everyone! I’ve got a second card to share with you today. I dug through my Trinity Stamps goodies to find something that hasn’t gotten enough love and came across this S-mitten stamp from last Christmas. It’s adorable and punny too, which I love!

For this card, I got all the products out that I wanted to use and arranged them to see if things would fit how I was thinking. It seemed to work so I started on my background first. I used the A-2 Foundation Rectangle Stencil, next to largest, with a blending buddy brush and some red ink. Then I put the Heartburst Stencil over it using mermaid lagoon in distress oxide for one layer and pink glitz gel for the other layer.

Once that was done, I set it aside to dry while I stamped the image from S-mitten and colored it with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and moved on to my sentiment. For that I stamped and heat embossed the one included in white on black cardstock. I used a banner from the 4-Bar Card Die Set to cut it out. Then I pulled out the Bold Love dies and cut the XOXO from white cardstock 4 times. I colored 2 Xs and 2 Os to match the mittens and glued the layers together. Then I trimmed down a strip of vellum and adhered them to it, including just one white frame layer for each letter.

Moving on to assembly now, I trimmed a white panel down to 4 1/8x 5 3/8 and added foam tape to the back, adhereing it to a white card base. Then I added foam tape to the back of the stenciled panel and wrapped the vellum strip around it. Then I adhered it to the card front as well. I added foam squares to the back of my image and popped it in place and finished things off with a foam strip on the back of the banner sentiment and added it on top of the XOXO.

For finishing touches, I added some unicorn Stickles on the mitten patches and all the little dot detail areas too.

Isn’t this just adorable?!? I seriously, love the colors and texture, and all that dimension! Oh, it’s just fabulous in the light with all that glitter!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Puppy Birthday Wishes

Hey friends! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today with a really fun birthday card that I actually made for my dad this year. I had so much fun building all the layers to this card. I hope you enjoy it too!

I started by stamping and coloring the puppies from Puppy Playtime with my copic markers. Once I colored one, I knew I wanted to do a whole set in the same color combo. I just love it for some reason. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out, including a bunch of the bones too.

Then I die cut the frame and also a panel to go behind it. On that panel I used blending brushes and dye inks over the Confetti stencil. I used liquid glue to adhere the frame and moved on to grounding the puppies. I pulled the windows that die cut with the frame out of the recycle bin (silly me) and used the Sea Borders die to cut them down. Then I blended some green dye ink on those and adhered them down as well.

At this point I was deciding on my sentiment and thought it would be fun to have the big Balloon Shaker in the middle of the party. I die cut all the elements and heat embossed my sentiment from Uplifting Wishes on the acetate and liquid glue to adhere it all together. The shaker bits are Princess Rings embellishment mix from the Twiddler’s Nook store in the Tiana color.

I popped all the puppies up with foam squares and used liquid glue to adhere the balloon and bones down in place. For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the puppy noses and scarves, and black and white glaze pen to their eyes.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – How You Dodoing?

Hey friends! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with an epic Alice in Wonderland card. I’m so happy with how this card ended up. Taking a simple idea from my head, adding, twisting and turning and ending up with a final product that I just love. I hope you love it too!

To create it I started by blending distress oxide inks on a panel and then heat embossed the Woodgrain Background with gold embossing powder. Then I stamped images from Alice and Dodo and colored them with my copics. Once they were cut out with my scan-n-cut I realized I needed something else. I die cut a rust colored frame and then took it one step further and stamped and colored a mushroom image from Smokin’ Caterpillars. I also used the scan-n-cut to cut this out and then moved on to assembling my card.

I used liquid glue to adhere the mushroom image to the embossed panel. Then, I added foam strips to the back of the frame and stuck it down. Last, I added a combination of foam squares and liquid glue to my images and adhered them in place as well. I decided to heat emboss sentiments from Dodo in the same gold embossing powder as the woodgrain and cut them into blocks. Then I added foam squares to the back and put them in place.

Moving on to finishing touches, I just added a few spots of glossy accents to Alice’s shoes and headband; the dodo’s hat, beak and feet; and the rabbit’s glasses, nose and buttons.

This was such a fun card to build. I hope you have found some fun inspiration to create something wonderful.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps, Newton’s Nook and Lawn Fawn – Cheers!

Hey friends! We had a VERY special birthday in our family last week and I wanted to pop in to share one of the birthday cards I made to celebrate. My sister-in-law turned the big 21 and we couldn’t let it fall by the waist side.

I was able to pull from some of my favorite companies and create this super fabulous birthday card/gift certificate for her brother to give her. I started things off by stamping and coloring the Trinity Stamps Happy Hour set that came out last year. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. Next I began working on the background with the Newton’s Nook plaid stencil, some olive green and red ink and then I went over it a second time with Thermoweb transfer gel, and then gold decofoil. Pulling from all of those colors, I used the Newton’s Nook circle frames dies to cut a stitched circle from red glitter paper. Then I used a smaller Spellbinders circle die to cut an olive green one to layer.

I heat embossed Happy from Happy Hour on the green circle and die cut 21st from Trinity Stamps Marshmallow Number dies. I used the same ink from the stenciling to go over the top layer of the 21st so it coordinates. At this point I started layering things together and realized that the top of my card was sparse. I dug around and found the scripty cheers die from Lawn Fawn and thought it was the perfect match! I cut it from white cardstock and inked it up with the red and green from the background.

I am so excited about how awesome this card turned out! So much texture and depth with the different cardstocks, layers, heat embossing and decofoil. It’s exactly what I was hoping for.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Thankful Word Art

Happy Friday everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with another thank you card but I twisted things a bit and had some fun creating word art with a few sentiment sets.

To create today’s card I started with an A2 white panel and started arranging sentiments from Slimline Sayings and Spotlight Sayings all over the front. I stamped them with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I took some of the small star and heart images from Little Angels and did the same with those to fill in some of the blank space.

I trimmed the bottom half inch off my panel and pulled out distress oxides in tattered rose, dried marigold and abandoned coral and blended them over the panel. Once that was finished I took a dry cloth and wiped away the ink that sat on top of the embossing. I knew I wanted to use patterned paper so I pulled out a few stacks that had colors similar to my inked panel and settled on the blue flowers from Best Friends. I trimmed it down to A2 size and used liquid glue to adhere it to a white card base. Then I added foam tape to the back of the sentiment panel and attached it.

I thought the panel could use a little fun bling and interest so I added some glitter enamel dots from the Falling For You and Thankful sets scattered in various empty spots.

I love how this card turned out and hope the recipient feels the love when they open it too!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – In the Dark

Hello again, I hope your week is moving along nicely. I’m sharing a card featuring some great products from Miss Ink Stamps, particularly their Alice in Wonderland Release that I absolutely adore!

I started my card by inking up a panel with dusty concord, chipped sapphire and black soot distress inks. Then I used VersaFine ink to stamp the Forest Path image over it. Next, I flicked pearl watercolor on the panel, trying to focus on the sky areas but not blocking anything off. Once all of that was dry I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Ink the Dark with silver embossing powder.

Next, I trimmed a little off the top and bottom of the panel to make it measure 5.5×4 inches and added foam tape to the back. Then I cut a black card base and added a little polka dot washi tape to the bottom edge. Then I adhered my panel to the front and a light gray insert to the inside so I could write a message easily.

At this point I thought it was missing a little something and the Dazzle Stars go so perfectly with the colors of the ink blending that I decided to scatter a few of those through the sky. I think it was just the perfect touch!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Giveaway Winner

Hey friends! Just popping in one more time to reveal the winner of our giveaway for the new embellishment release we announced last week. Drum roll please…

The random number generator chose number 18.

Which was comment…

Congratulations Brandy!!! Please email me at twiddlersnook@gmail.com with your mailing address and I’ll get your prize mailed out right away.

Thank you all for your love and support! I appreciate each one of you!